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Local Care Home Group Celebrates National Carers Week

Coast Care Homes teamed up with Indulgent Ice creams delivering a treat for their staff and residents.

To celebrate National Carers Week Coast Care Homes organised for a traditional Ice Cream van supplied by Peter of Indulgent Ice Creams to visit all four of their homes in Bexhill and St Leonards. On Wednesday June 9th residents and staff enjoyed a wide variety of flavours served in traditional cones or pots. Residents who were able went to choose and collect their ice cream from the vintage van which was parked outside of each home.

Executive of Activities and Placements Poppy Bellchambers said,

“There was a buzz and excitement about the home when the vintage van arrived. Staff and residents really appreciated the gesture. One resident said “This reminds me of when I was a child at the seaside”.

Lynda and Kevin Dewhurst, the owners of Coast Care Homes said,

We hired Indulgent Ice Creams as a thank you treat to visit the homes during the pandemic last summer and it was a great success. We wanted to acknowledge the hard work of every single member of the Coast Care team during ‘National Carers Week’, and this was a popular choice.

“At Coast Care Homes we aim to make day-to-day life in our homes as fulfilling as possible for every individual resident. Our core belief is to promote choice and independence within a loving and stimulating environment. The vintage ice cream van proved great fun and provoked many conversations reminiscing of holiday treats in the past by the residents”